10 jQuery Plugins For Accessing Web API

An API (Application Programming Interface) is a tool that makes information available to progams in a more convenient format. As an example, humans can go to Twitter’s website in their browser to see a pretty display of tweets. The Twitter API however presents the tweets in a way that is convenient for programs. It just gives the info. In this, we’ve compiled a list of 10 jQuery Plugins For Accessing Web API you can consider using for your web site or application.

Spectragram

An easy jQuery plugin for Instagram API to fetch and display user, popular or tags photo feeds inside your web application or site.

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Jribbble

A jQuery plugin for fetching shots from the Dribbble API.

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gmaps

gmaps.js allows you to use the potential of Google Maps in a simple way. No more extensive documentation or large amount of code.

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jQuery Twitter API

jQuery Twitter API aims to give Web developers the ability to request Twitter public informations from a simple JavaScript function call.

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Flickr Import

Flickr Import is an extremely lightweight, quick and robust tool to display photos from Flickr onto your website.

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TubePlayer

TubePlayer is a jQuery plugin that implements YouTube Player API, and allows you to create your own controls and components for YouTube movies.

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Fontselect

A font selector to choose from fonts available as part of the Google Web Fonts api. Let users easily select and preview a font from Google’s large range of free fonts.

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Google Powered Site Search with jQuery

In this tutorial we are using Google’s AJAX Search API, to create a custom search engine, with which you can search for web results, images, video and news items on your site.

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Facebook Friend Chooser

This plugin is used to display a list of friends using the Facebook JavaScript API . Then user can select a few people and send them a message for example. The output of Facebook Friend Chooser plugin can be user names or user ID or whole user objects obtained by Facebook Graph API

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Last.FM

A plugin to grab your recently played tracks from Last.FM’s api using jQuery and Json. Future versions will support other feeds such as favourites and most listened.

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